The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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Mark Twain wrote two novels about two boys who love adventure and the great outdoors. Though Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn share common interests, their stories have some major differences between them. In, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, Huck has to run away from life for freedom from his father and civilization. Whereas in, The Adventure of Tom Sawyer, Tom must get used to living a life with his aunt and become a gentleman. Tom Sawyer lives more of a carefree life, while Huckleberry Finn lives a much more dark and daring one. As Tom Sawyer’s story develops, the reader learns that Tom is a troublemaker, but even after given a punishment, he is off again, getting into more trouble. For Tom, it’s all about the adventure. If the adventure is a good one, the punishments do not really matter to him. He is in it for the fun. In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom is shot in the leg towards the end, but he did not care, “... but Tom was gladdest of all because he had a bullet in the calf of his leg,” (Twain, 275). He is just happy that he has a battle wound to show off to others. Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly by the Mississippi River. He attends school and church on an almost regular basis. His aunt was trying to make him a gentleman, but he doesn’t quite seem to be obliging. He likes to run off and have adventures with his friend Huck, “His eyes lit up and he says: ‘I’ll help you steal him,’ ” (Twain, 226). Though Tom goes against his aunt’s words,…

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